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Friday, November 30, 2007

Altered 3x5 Laminate Tags

Yesterday I had an Art Playdate with my friend Sherre. We had a great time chatting and experimenting. I was hoping to complete a collage piece or two from some Laminate Tags that I had prepped. I ordered some 3x5 Laminate Tag samples. I prepped the surface with clear gesso. (I wanted some of the original tag colors to come through....they are really pretty as is! :) I then layered several acrylic washes over the gesso.
I was able to finish two tags. They just need some fiber attached for hanging! :)
The Asian Tag background is stamped with Ma Vinci images. The focal image is from Inka Stamps. The fun lace at the bottom is an awesome Dollar Store find! Adhesive backed paper lace. I colored with Distress Inks and Krylon Gold Leafing pen. I did some Krylon Gold swirls by hand and finally glued on the Asian Coin embellishments.

The Christmas Fairy Tag background is stamped with a great flourish stamp (JudiKins; Number 2625H) that I borrowed from Sherre. I stamped with Olive StazOn ink. (not very "olive" if you ask me, but the color was perfect for this collage! :) The strip of paper on the right is from a Crayon Resist Background swap I received. The focal image is from
Lisa's Altered Art. I gave a final touch of glitter glue to the wand. :)